Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Hematology Diversity Committee

Led by Dr. Michele Lambert

Cancer Center Diversity Committee (CCDC)

Led by Drs. Cassie Kline and Lisa Wray

Mission Statement: Developing multipronged and multidisciplinary efforts to increase diversity and create an inclusive environment within the CHOP Cancer Center, ultimately reflecting diversity that mirrors the patients, families, and communities we serve. THIS WILL REQUIRE CULTURE CHANGE.

Committee Established: August 2019

Subcommittees Established: November 2020

  1. Education and Training
  2. Retention
  3. Hiring

Monthly Newsletters: Includes a spotlight of a Cancer Center member, vocabulary word of the month, holidays of the month, book of the month, video of the month, article of the month, holiday spotlights, educational information, DEI CHOP news, events, committee information, and resources.

Educational Opportunities for Employees: DEI Curriculum Series, Brave Space Series, unconscious bias training, liaison with MPN’s Mentorship Program, and DEI-related topics within the Narrative Medicine and Professional Development series sessions.

Educational Opportunities for Students: Commitment to a variety of pipeline programs ranging from PASS to CHOP RISES and beyond.

Events CCDC Hosts and Participates In: “Black Men in White Coats” documentary viewing and discussion, trivia nights, painting with a twist, wellness day, and back-to-school events.

CHOP-Wide Diversity Resources

Overview: Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Meet the Team: CHOP Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Team

CHOP Employee Resource Groups

  • AARG (All Abilities Resource Group)
  • iSTEM (Inclusion in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • LGBTQ+ Pride Resource Group
  • MPN (Multicultural Professionals Network)
  • US Military Resource Group
  • Women’s Resource Group
  • YPN (Young Professional Network)

CHOP Clinical Affinity Groups

  • MPA (Multicultural Physician’s Alliance)
  • AMP (Alliance of Minority Physicians)
  • POP (Providers of Pride)
  • MNA (Multicultural Nursing's Alliance)

Next Steps
Alexandra Welch, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program Coordinator